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  • Trail Closures: Peregrine Falcon Nesting

    Precipice Cliff, Valley Cove, and Jordan Cliff areas are closed to all public entry until further notice for peregrine falcon nesting season. More »

  • Cultural Connections programs rescheduled for 7/16/2014 due to weather

    Ash Log Pounding demo will take place today 11 am-3 pm at the Abbe Museum downtown (26 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor). The Burnurwurbskek Singers have been rescheduled to perform on Cadillac Summit next Wed, July 23 at 11 am.

Stories

Historic Hikers on Mountain
Group of hikers atop a mountain in the early 20th century.
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CCC boys on the trail

Civilian Conservation Corps building trails in Acadia.

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Civilian Conservation Corps
In a time of darkness, these young men built the trails to light. To learn more, click here.

More Information
The Civilian Conservation Corps and the National Park Service by John C. Paige
Civilian Conservation Corps in Maine

 
George B Dorr and Charles W Eliot

George B Dorr and Charles W Eliot.

H.W. Gleason

History of Acadia
To learn about the general history of this area, click here.

 
Carriage Road

Two distinctive features of the carriage roads—the signpost and the coping stones—are present in this image.

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Historic Carriage Roads
Through hard work and dedication to detail, John D. Rockefeller Jr helped create and appreciate Acadia. For more information, click here.

 
Fire of 1947 Burned Area.

Fire of 1947 Burned Area.

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Fire of 1947
"The Year Maine Burned" forever changed the face of Mount Desert Island. To learn more, click here.

 
Dorr and friends at Jordan Pond

George B Dorr and friends at Jordan Pond.

H.W. Gleason

Hancock County Trustees of Public Reservations
Through the foresight of this group, the beautiful lands of Mount Desert Island were preserved, and formed into a national park. For more information, click here.

 
Shipwreck on Great Cranberry Island

Abandoned ship, Great Cranberry Island.

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Shipwrecks
The waters of Mount Desert Island are littered with shipwrecks. If you're looking for more information about vessels lost and discarded, check out the Acadia Maritime Cultural Resources inventory, here. January 2009, Franklin H. Price, Joshua Daniel, Kristen Chasse, and John Stallings.

 

Did You Know?

A Passamaquoddy birchbark basket with the image of a moose on it

The Passamaquoddy Kit is an educational tool for teachers to help teach students about Passamaquoddy culture in Maine. The kit is a collaboration between the Abbe Museum and Acadia National Park staff.